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Alt Legal

IP docketing software for lawyers

4.94/5 (33 reviews)

Alt Legal Feature Summary

  • Case & client history
  • IP portfolio management
  • Deadline management
  • Docket management
  • Trademark tracking
  • Renewal management
  • Calendar / reminder system
  • Patent / trademark management
  • IP docketing
  • Deadline management
  • Daily emails with key updates, reminders, and deadlines
  • Customizable reports
  • Client correspondence
  • IP collaboration
  • TEAS filings
  • USPTO integrations
  • Intake forms
  • Trademark auto-tracking
  • Automatically update case statuses and deadlines
  • Custom-branded intake forms

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Alt Legal Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Alt Legal's features:

Sharon Toerek

AltLegal is a game changer for IP lawyers! Powerful, easy to use, and value-adding for our Clients.

2018-05-11

Integration into our practice management software.

Pros

They are clearly focused on helping IP lawyers use the software to not only streamline workflow, but add profit to our Firm's bottom line.

Cons

We'd like to see one feature added - a hot link to the specific event, action, or proceeding filed at the PTO or TTAB when we get a notification of it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks for the kind words, Sharon! It's been great working with you!

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Anonymous
(Legal Services company, 11-50 employees)

Essential for Intellectual Property Management

2018-08-16

Pros

Customer support is second to none, and the weekly updates of what's going on in IP court cases is a nice bonus.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks so much for the kind words!

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Marcy Sperry

Cutting-edge IP docketing software with real-time updates from the USPTO

2018-05-10

Alt Legal allows my firm to stay on top of all our IP deadlines both in the U.S. and internationally and provides a well-organized daily docket report so that we never miss a deadline.

Pros

And the reporting functions are exceptional for sharing portfolio status reports with clients.

Cons

However, I understand from the founder who takes an incredibly hands-on approach with his clients, that this may not be too far off in the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks so much for the kind words, Marcy!

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Stacey Kalamaras

Easy to use! Saves time and money!

2019-02-26

Super happy I found AltLegal. Saves me a lot of time and I don't have lose sleep worrying about my docket! Thank you, AltLegal for a great platform! Keep up the good work.

Pros

With real time updates from the USPTO, docketing for domestic cases is a breeze.

Cons

My only con is I wish that the next task were automatically entered, but since the information is automatically pulled from the USPTO, as soon as that information is posted, I manually enter in this information myself to ensure there is always a next task.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rob Kimmer

AltLegal is a game-changer for IP attorneys (especially for trademarks)-Automates docketing reliably

2018-08-29

Alt Legal solves 98% of my docketing needs flawlessly. Their customer service is second-to-none!

Pros

It automates everything, pulls live from the USPTO (for status changes and up-to-date data) without additional fees, and sends reminders when you need them most.

Cons

It's close to perfect for my 98% of my purposes. Litigation and foreign deadlines need to be manually entered to some degree but will change when updated (smart updating). Automating these would be difficult but nice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks so much for Rob!

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Tara Murphy

A Necessity for All Small/Solo IP Professionals

2019-02-20

This loss of time leads to a loss in productivity which translates into a loss of billable hours.

Pros

Alt Legal auto-populates important USPTO deadlines onto my Clio calendar. This eliminates any issues with data entry due to human error and it allows me to stay on top of things with a minimum amount of effort on my part.

Cons

I would like to be able to track competing marks. i.e.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks so much for the kind words and feedback, Tara! I'll reach out separately on how you can track competing marks to know when to oppose them or otherwise!

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William Maguire

Peace of Mind

2019-01-29

Docketing and calendaring is easy with Alt Legal.

Pros

The daily docket reports are very helpful to my practice.

Cons

I cannot think of anything off hand that I like least about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks so much for the kind review, Will! Thrilled to be working together.

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Trevor Caudle

Excellent Trademark Docketing Software for Small Firm!

2018-11-01

All I need to do is communicate with clients, and no need to obsessively watch calendar deadlines.

Pros

I love how the importation of new matters is automatic...no need for me to input any data at all!

Cons

The email notifications are timely and concise.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks for the kind note, Trevor! We're thrilled to be working together.

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Samuel Mazzeo

Great software. So good, I literally don't know how I managed marks before using it.

2018-06-13

Pros

Ease of use, how intuitive it is, the updates I receive via email, quick searching and accessing the USPTO.

Cons

I would LOVE if the software automatically emailed saved scripts to clients based on USPTO actions without having to trigger them myself.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks for the kind review, Sam! We'll let our engineers know about the saved scripts :)

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Kimra Major-Morris

Alt Legal instantly increased my productivity!

2018-10-11

I'm saving a lot of time without manually tracking my open trademark matters.

Pros

It's user-friendly, efficient, cost-effective, and the real-time tracking helps me keep my clients informed.

Cons

I'd like to be able to remove inactive clients and revise email addresses without asking for assistance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Adriano Pacifici

AltLegal has transformed my practice.

2018-07-05

Pros

On top of the ease of use, the marketing data has allowed my small firm to compete in today's fast-paced trademark landscape, assisting unrepresented parties at the Trademark Office.

Cons

Nothing to report here. All features are top of the class.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Saves ne hours every month in keeping track of all of my trademark filings.

2018-07-31

Pros

I can do filings in less time, and automatically keep track of all my deadlines.

Cons

Before using this software, I had created my own spread sheet to track my filing deadlines manually.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks so much for the kind review!

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Ford Jones

Alt Legal: Docketing Made Simply

2020-10-06

Alt Legal allows attorneys and paralegals to focus on the work that matters and complete tasks timely and efficiently with wonderful monitoring from the software.

Pros

Makes automatic statuses and deadlines easy for attorneys and paralegals.

Cons

Overall easy to manage software for new users.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Larry Rhodes

ALT Legal is an AWESOME IP Management Program

2019-07-16

This docketing program simplifies my life...REALLY !!!

Pros

Excellent tool for docketing reminders for IP and Trademark assignments.

Cons

No complaints...Very Streamline and efficient !!!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Law Practice company, 51-200 employees)

Has made being organized EASY

2019-04-08

Pros

This has allowed us to seamlessly keep track and the notifications are the best part.

Cons

I have been using the software for just over three months and don't have one complaint. It does exactly what we need.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Daniel Griffith

Great platform, better service

2019-02-20

Pros

They have made my practice smooth and automated, it has been a game changer for docketing and staying on top of my matters.

Cons

It's a solid tool, the interface is no frills but I don't mind.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks, Daniel! It's been great working together.

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Kara Martin

Fabulous Program that does all the heavy lifting

2018-08-27

Pros

The ease of use is second to none, it takes care of everything and gives us all the reminders and updates we need to stay on top of our clients' trademark filings.

Cons

The cost is an issue, especially for a small firm like ours. However, after using a less expensive option, the cost is ultimately worthwhile.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks for the kind words, Kara!

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Sonia Lakhany

The best money I spend monthly as a TM attorney

2018-06-27

Pros

It helps me keep track of deadlines and avoid missing a filing.

Cons

If I've ever wanted a feature, they implement it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks, Sonia! It's been great working together :)

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Pankaj Raval

Fantastic product support by great people.

2018-06-13

Streamlined my trademark practice and provided great insights on how to build a great product for my clients.

Pros

AltLegal has been an integral part of my trademark practice for over four years now. From their first iteration of the platform to the expanded offerings they provide today, AltLegal's combined ease of use and excellent customer service make it one of the best legal tech firms I've used.

Cons

There isn't really much bad to say about the product. I like what they've done and they are smart about features. Any time there is an issue, they are super fast to get on it and address it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks for the kind review, Pankaj! We're looking forward to continuing to work together!

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Nicole Schaefer

This is the best!

2020-03-20

It's been amazing so far!

Pros

I love how easy it is to send a trademark application to my clients. It's just the best.

Cons

I literally haven't found one thing I dislike about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks so much for the kind words. We're so glad to hear that our software has been helpful for you!

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Andy Harris

Great IP software!

2018-12-12

The biggest problem this software solved for us was the need for a reliable trademark docketing system. We previously were just using the free MyUSPTO system, which was ok, but occasionally unreliable and buggy. As our trademark filing practice scaled, we had to have in place a docketing system that worked reliably and efficiently, like software should work. I'm a big fan of Alt Legal and recommend it to my IP lawyer colleagues!

Pros

It's just more peace of mind that I'm not missing any important deadlines on behalf of a client.

Cons

Nothing so far. We've been using it for about 6 months so far without a hitch.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks, Andy! It's been great working together.

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Amy Rollins

Alt Legal will completely streamline your trademark practice

2018-08-07

Pros

I also am very happy with the intake process as it allows me to get all the information from clients in one communication without the need to follow up numerous times.

Cons

I've been using the software for about two months now and have absolutely no complaints.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Eve Brown

Essential to my small IP practice

2016-11-08

It even sends summary reminder emails of all deadlines coming up in the next 45 days.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thank you so much for the very kind review, Eve! Hope all is well!

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Abraham Lichy

User Friendly and Customer Service Second to None!

2019-02-20

Aside from the platform itself, which is part of my core software suite to run my firm, the customer services is excellent. Everyone there is super friendly and knowledgeable and genuinely care about getting answers to questions or info back both quickly and accurately. To me, having humans I can call or email when I have questions and actually have a conversation with them is priceless.

Pros

It's not overly complicated and when you're dealing with over a thousand active trademark files at any given time, having an easy to navigate system that gives you deadline reminds daily can be a time and life saver.

Cons

There are occasional bugs with the search function but I only mention this bc you're asking for a con.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alt Legal


Thanks for the kind note, Abe!

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Anonymous
(Law Practice company, 51-200 employees)

Easy set up

2018-08-14

Pros

This software took little to no time to set up. I was using it within minutes.

Cons

The interface can be a little hard to get used to.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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